GRAND HOTEL FACT SHEET
Grand Hotel is located on Michigan's historic Mackinaw Island, overlooking the Straits of Mackinaw between Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. Located high on a hill, the Hotel's famous 660-foot porch is visible when approaching the Island by ferry boat.
There is a quaint magic on Mackinaw Island. No motorized vehicles are allowed, so the beauty of the Island and its historic landmarks remain as they were 200 years ago. Horse and carriage, along with walking and bicycles, are the only modes of transportation on the Island. Guests can enjoy the antique and fudge shops in the 19th Century Village, and tour Fort Mackinaw and other historic sites.
Grand Hotel, the world's largest summer hotel, is open May 4 through October 30, for the 2004 season.
Grand Hotel's 385 uniquely decorated rooms offer guests a wide selection of room sizes, locations and views. There are 97 deluxe guest rooms, some with a balcony, as well as 52 Named Rooms. The luxury Named Rooms, which include six two-bedroom suites and one four-bedroom suite, are appointed to complement each of their names. Named Rooms include the Lodge of Teddy Roosevelt, the Napoleon and Josephine Suites, Lord and Lady Astor Suites, as well as six rooms in honor of former first ladies: Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, and Jacqueline Kennedy.
Grand Hotel follows the long-time tradition of including a full breakfast and five-course dinner in its room rate. Rates vary by peak and shoulder season, and tipping is not permitted. Rates are subject to a 19% added charge, Michigan 6% state sales tax, and a one-time baggage handling fee of $5.00 per person. Special packages are offered throughout the season including a Wine Appreciation Weekend, Labor Day Jazz Weekend, Somewhere in Time Weekend and Carleton Varney's Antique and Design Fall Festival.
Grand Hotel offers a variety of activities for guests including golf on the 18-hole course, The Jewel, which is made up of the Grand nine and Woods nine. Additional activities at the Hotel include tennis, croquet, bocci ball, swimming, bicycling, an exercise facility, vita course, saddle horses, carriage tours, duck pin bowling and much more.
The magic of Mackinaw Island and Grand Hotel is the perfect setting for children. Grand Hotel offers special children's activities including both an afternoon and evening program offering a variety of activities unique to Mackinaw Island. Amenities include: game room, lawn games, biking, swimming, tennis and movies.
Music enthusiasts are right at home at Grand Hotel, enjoying a range of free, live entertainment nightly. Highlights include live music at The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand, dancing to the sounds of The Grand Hotel Orchestra in the Terrace Room, and live entertainment at the Cupola Bar and at Woods. In Grand Hotel's Parlor, music recitals accompany Afternoon Tea and evening Demitasse is served after dinner.
DINING AND BEVERAGE SERVICE
With 11 restaurants and bars on Grand Hotel grounds, dining options are available for every appetite. The Salle a' Manger serves a full breakfast and five-course dinner for guests and offers the popular Grand Luncheon Buffet. Other dining options include the Bavarian-style restaurant, Woods, The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand, Carleton's Tea Store, and Fort Mackinaw Tea Room. In addition, Afternoon Tea is served each afternoon in Grand Hotel's Parlor as well as evening Demitasse.
Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Musser are the sole owners of Grand Hotel. Mr. Musser, Chairman of Grand Hotel, took over management from his uncle, W. Stewart Woodfill who owned and managed the Hotel since 1927. The Musser's children, R.D. Musser III and Mimi Cunningham, now represent the third generation of Musser family operation. R.D. Musser III was named President in 1989, and Mimi Cunningham serves as Vice President.